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Joe Wilson Bashes Cheney Cabal at House Hearing

Posted on Jul 11, 2007
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Former Ambassador Joe Wilson (pictured at right) had his day Wednesday at a House hearing about I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s controversial commutation, accusing President Bush and his men—Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Libby—of playing key roles in a “character assassination campaign” against him and his wife, outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and of misleading the American people about the real reasons for the Iraq war.

Watch’s coverage of Wilson’s forceful opening salvo below:


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By Dale Headley, July 15, 2007 at 11:34 pm Link to this comment
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Neither any of these craven chicken hawks, nor the blathering idiots at Fox News ever bothers to mention that this Joseph Wilson, whom they despise, is the same Joseph Wilson who risked his life standing up to Saddam Hussein back in 1991, and forced the dictator to back down.  He thus gained the deep gratitude and admiration of George Bush - 41.  But it doesn’t matter to these cowards who never faced down an enemy in their lives.  Joseph Wilson’s unpardonable sin? He honorably told the truth, thus endangering the myths these faux patriots hold about themselves.

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By Esther Perez Courrier, July 14, 2007 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment
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I encourage everyone to contact Nancy Pelosi and your representive to let them know that the time has come for the impeachment of both President Bush and Vice President Cheney. The addresses are;
Nancy Pelosi
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Find your Representative’s email;

The following is a copy of a letter I sent to Nancy Pelosi today.

Dear Congresswomen Pelosi,

I am writing to you to express my immense dissatisfaction and concern about your lack of action in Washington. The Bush Administration is screwing this country and you are sitting there thinking: “let’s see what they are going to do next?” That is negligence in my book.

It would be dangerous not to impeach now.  By doing so, you are setting an irresponsible precedent that the founding fathers worked hard to prevent. Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney have no respect for MY constitution. By not holding them accountable for the lies about WMD, the thousand of US soldiers dead and injured, the countless Iraqi children, women and innocent civilians killed as casualties of war, and torture by the very same country that has always been a banner of justice, you are setting an unacceptable precedent. Mr. Bush is acting like a king who does not answer to anyone, who lies, who refuses to consult Congress, who is above the laws of this country. By impeaching Bush and Cheney, you are preserving and protecting the Presidency. You are sending a message to future presidents that we are a country of laws and that the founding fathers created a system of “checks and balances” to BE USED.
After five years of war, thousands of innocent lives lost, billions of
Dollars paid to Halliburton, what do we have to show? Iraq is a more
Dangerous place, Al-Qaeda is stronger than ever, we are much less safe than we were before 9/11 and the whole world hates us now. We went from being defenders of democracy to being tortures, liars, and invaders.
This is the moment. Our country is in a dire situation. We are in a
Constitutional crisis. We can’t afford sit back and do nothing. The elections of 2006 should have been a very clear message that the American people are fed up. You were put there to control the abuses of
power of the executive branch of our government. DO YOUR JOB! Our constitution is too precious to be trashed and threatened by the likes of Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney.

Esther Perez Courrier

Senator Norm Coleman
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Representative Betty McCollum
StarTribune of Minneapolis-St Paul

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By cyrena, July 13, 2007 at 12:50 am Link to this comment

#86534 by WykydRed on 7/12 at 11:53 pm


I had to giggle at this…

....“I have advocated lining every one of these bastards (and bastardettes) up against a wall and shooting them since day one, and I have not had a single reason to retract that belief.”....

I’m generally opposed to capital punishment of this nature, but I can’t think of any group who better deserve it.

I’d settle for conviction at a bona-fide tribunal, set up by -The World- to put them away in a dungeon for life. Maybe some secure caves in the mountains of Afghanistan, or the cages at Gitmo. That should house most of them.

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By WykydRed, July 12, 2007 at 11:53 pm Link to this comment

They shot Pvt. Slovack, didn’t they? And he was Kangaroo Court Martialed!

Funny how filth can “swear” an oath to protect and serve the Constitution of the United States of America, then take it out of its case, drag it to hidden rooms and dance all over it until it’s in shreds. I have heard the echoes of their spoiled giggling since the first election was criminally stolen and it hasn’t stopped yet.

I have advocated lining every one of these bastards (and bastardettes) up against a wall and shooting them since day one, and I have not had a single reason to retract that belief. Every single thing this ha-ha “administration” has done since shoving into office is nothing but treason. So, when do the executions begin instead of this namby-pamby impeachment bullshit? I’m sure Utah has enough bullets left over…

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By cyrena, July 12, 2007 at 10:16 pm Link to this comment

#86210 by David on 7/12 at 6:47 am

I’m glad you have this interest in studying a few of the comparisons, because there are in fact many, from those former radically-right wing administrations.

Actually, it was the Nixon’s Watergate adventures that thrust me into the same sort of political awareness that you might be coming into. However, because he came so closely on the heels of the CRM, we had a bit more gumption then, than I see here now.

But, as for the criminality, and the overall level of destruction to our own nation, other nations, and just the total crumbling of the system under the weight of all the corruption, is FAR WORSE than anything that Nixon and his Watergate, or Regan and his Iran-Contra, plus various wars on Central America, actually managed. That’s not to say that their reigns of terror weren’t bad, because they were. I’ve yet to understand how so many Americans “adored Regan”. His policies have a lot to do with why we’ve since failed. And, his whole “trickle down economy” theory has replayed itself out in grotesque format with the current Cabal. But, as bad as that made the economy for many, it has never been as unbalanced as it is now. EVER. (Well, maybe the Great Depression, but I wasn’t around then myself.)

The overall corruption is actually far worse this time as well. Nixon had maybe a dozen or less “henchmen” that were involved with his crimes. But this time, the entire system is infected…all the way through. I’ve noticed it more and more as these various and sundry staff people appear before Congress, and as each revelation comes up to connect to the US Attorney Firings, the web of poison just expands.

But, I can say that there was a lot more reaction back in the day, from the public at large, and especially to the War in Vietnam. Looking back, Nixon’s crimes almost seem like school boy pranks.

I’m trying to think of some sources you could check out for other comparisons, but I’m sure some of the other posters can come up with some. My mind is blank right now.

PS…I think the MOST unprecedented has been the destruction of our Constitution, and the violation of International Law. That’s where this Cabal has taken it to a whole ‘nother level.

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By cyrena, July 12, 2007 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment

Comment#86295 by ardee on 7/12 at 11:01 am

Well Ardee,

You’re right. I cannot argue that there is certainly more that they could do, including what you’ve suggested.

Oddly enough, in my area, (and more and more now, throughout the region) we actually DO have these sort of “town hall” meetings set up, although they are slightly different than the standard from the days of old. Now, they are more centered around a specific goal, (like impeachment) and because of the age of the Internet I guess, there are similar versions popping up all over.

Even 3 years ago, we weren’t anywhere close to the “awareness” required by the public-at-large, but, as you’ve mentioned, it hasn’t been the Democrats that have taken any of the initiative. These have all been groups that have formed on their own, and they include people from all political persuasions. In fact, almost all of anything at all that has been attempted and/or accomplished, (if one could even say that) has a grassroots source.

Anyway, you’re not alone, as we can see from the polls, who hold Congress in the lowest regard. Someone else mentioned earlier in the thread, that we might indeed be seeing the last of this pseudo 2-party system going down the drain. If so, that might be just what we need.

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By GW=MCHammered, July 12, 2007 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment
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America: Freedom to Fascism - Director’s Authorized Version

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By Margaret Currey, July 12, 2007 at 4:29 pm Link to this comment
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The reason to Impeach Bush and Chaney is just so much in our face how can the media and the public not see that this country is being sold down the river and both sides are guilty, but I have never seen such an administration in my life, even Nixon was good at foreign policy, this Bush is a complete subhuman.

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By Dirk, July 12, 2007 at 12:21 pm Link to this comment
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In terms of comparing Nixon and Reagan to Shrubco;

Nixon and Reagan lived and committed their treasonous crimes in times during which they at least appear to have recognized that their dirty little secrets, from death squads, to Operation Phoenix, to Tiger Force, and My Lai, to the break-ins, and illegal spying on protestors, COINTELPRO, (and some lethal infiltrations), required at least some degree of secrecy or subtleness. And the press wasn’t quite such a ‘lap puppy’ for the majority of their terms in office.

Shrubco has not only exceeded the evil deeds of the previously mentioned ‘heros,’ but also had a relatively supportive press -and- public to look the other way (STILL looking the other way, in many ways, I might add), outright refusing to accept that ‘the King really was naked,’ evidence be damned. This group state of denial being made more possible by virtue of the country’s adolescent response as demonstrated by a highly arounsed sense of nationalism resulting from 9/11. A tragedy that some argue may have simply been a ‘Reichstag, Pt II.’

Amerika can rightfully scream at Shrubco and the others ALL we want, but the fact is that to whatever degree, Amerika tolerated this criminal administration, and for a time, wanted pay-back so -badly- for 9/11 that we were willing to allow our leadership to be criminals and killers…. all the while painting them as righteous and protective.

COINTELPRO was illegal, yet many of the attrocities committed under that clandestine operation are now considered standard fare and -legal- under the USA PATRIOT ACT.

Protests won’t drive these vermnin from this land. More serious action might. And the Nancy Pelosi’s and Harry Reid’s of this world ain’t about to do what really needs to be done..

They’re criminals of the highest order, and should spend their remaining days in a sub-surface, earthen cell in Egypt, watched over by an over-zealous guard with an electrified cattle prod, as they’ve subjected so many others to (others who were often later found to be entirely innocent..).

“If you’re not willing to butcher the cow, don’t grab so quickly for the steaks.”

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By Gregory Bush, July 12, 2007 at 11:27 am Link to this comment
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The inept, criminal-minded creatures who are now in charge of (mis)leading this nation must be brought to account before the remaining Americans with functioning brains IMMEDIATELY! These heartless,and unconscionable miscreants will never change their behavior while free. Their aim is to rape the world, eviscerate the souls of humanity and to continue existing gleefully. They have no human worth !.

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By ardee, July 12, 2007 at 11:01 am Link to this comment

#86199 by cyrena on 7/12 at 5:40 am
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#86189 by ardee on 7/12 at 4:40 am

On this part ardee:

“ can only wonder at the absurd inaction of our elected Democratic majority. Frauds or fools, it matters little.”....

That the Democrats can be hogtied in Congress is moot as they are tongue tied in public. The Democratic Party is a national organisation with plenty of money and connections to media outlets. There is so much they could do to bring the message of Bushs’ incompetence and illegalities to a public that, in large part, is mostly unaware of the enormity of the crimes.

How about, for example, town meetings in all cities across the land, appearences on talk shows with forceful and comprehensive message… can certainly make a list of things they could have , should have but havent done.

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By S. Read, July 12, 2007 at 10:07 am Link to this comment
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I am watching Ambassador Wilson testimony and I cannot help but think how in the heck does a former President can get impeached for lying about sexual relations with a women when the current President is not impeached for lying to the world about WMD in Iraq, starting a bogus war and killing thousands of innocent Iraqis,  outing an CIA Operative (Treason), sanctioning torture and ignoring Geneva Convention rules on prisoners, pardoning a White House insider before he even steps foot in prison, the senseless killing over 3000 American servicemen and women…....I could go on and on…..

Bush and Cheney are more than an embarrassment to the country, they are incompetent and dangerous.  The lack of will by the Democrats to do anything just adds fuel to the notion that they are weak.  Here is a radical thought, maybe it is time for the country to seriously look beyond the two party system. 

It is really discouraging to see the U.S. slide down this path.

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By David, July 12, 2007 at 6:47 am Link to this comment
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I’m too young to remember Iran Contra, Watergate, or any of the other right wing crimes, but if anyone on this board does, I would appreciate your insights into how this administration compares in their criminality to Regan’s, Nixon’s, or any other administration for that matter. I know that the left hated Regan for many of the same reasons that Bush is so loathed, but it would seem to me that that the level of criminality of this administration is quite unique and unprecidented.  Again, this might just be due to my age.  But I was jolted into political awareness due to the obvious and blatent threat that these people pose to our American way of life.

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By cyrena, July 12, 2007 at 5:40 am Link to this comment

#86189 by ardee on 7/12 at 4:40 am

On this part ardee:

“ can only wonder at the absurd inaction of our elected Democratic majority. Frauds or fools, it matters little.”....

I’m inclined to agree with you, but not entirely. I would agree that there are still some frauds and fools among the elected Democratic majority, but I would quibble some, with just how much of a “majority” they really are.

In reality, they aren’t a real “majority”. It’s just too close. They’re missing that guy who is recovering from a stroke, and then there’s lizard Lieberman, who is still “counted” as within the Democratic Caucas, but of course we know how he actually stands. (or slithers).

That’s not to say that the newly elected dems couldn’t have done more, but I’m willing to at least acknowledge that basically, their hands are still tied, unless they can get more republicans to wise up.

That’s only beginning to happen now, because of “Election 2008”, so we’ll have to see how long it takes them to realize that the only option to dealing with Cheney, is to cut off the money.

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By ardee, July 12, 2007 at 4:40 am Link to this comment

When a forum can list , and in great detail, the serious violations of Constutional Law, the excessive use of Executive Power, one can only wonder at the absurd inaction of our elected Democratic majority. Frauds or fools, it matters little.

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By louis stroud, July 11, 2007 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment
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well, that is what the crime is, treason, so the the penalty is——-,people are not understanding what they are dealing with, these are not politicians, they are corpoprate white collar criminals, you can expect anything from them, certainly not anything for the country, and not anything for the troops, eccept more of the same to keep the billions rolling in for haliburton,kbr, that is what this so called war is all about, who do think financed the campaign to get beavis and butthead elected, or what ever that was. remember kids, social security for the stock market, wide oopen borders, leave our troops over in iraq forever, keep the flow of oil down so saudi arabia is happy,pull the teeth out of the justice department, and it just goes on and on, the right prosecuter could do something about all this nonsense, if enough time exists. doesn’t matter, congress thinks that when they, the white house talks they should listen,heh-heh, the talk is only spin, nothing more.

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By QuyTran, July 11, 2007 at 7:46 pm Link to this comment

These traitors are more than DEVILS and less than HUMAN BEINGS ! Don’t impeach, JUST HANG THEM HIGH !

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By cyrena, July 11, 2007 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

Ditto Ernest

Go Joe…

We thank you for your service. Really.

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By cann4ing, July 11, 2007 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment

Don’t impeach for High Crimes and Misdomeanors.  Impeach for Treason!

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